This is the tale of Captain Lawerence and the flag his famous battle cry inspired:
When the British Navy sailed in casually thinking the Americans wouldn't be much of a challenge for their superior ships, ol' Captain Lawerence quickly taught them that tea time was over. After sending plenty of red coats down to the depths, he challenged the British frigate Chesapeake to a one on one no holds barred battle outside Boston.
With the Chesapeake ramming Lawerence and a solid sized musket ball deep in his leg, the Cap'n in full dress uniform on deck roared "Don't give up the ship, fight her till she sinks, fire faster, don't give up the ship!"
Captain Perry was out for blood after the capture and death of his main man Lawerence, and three months later he made a flag to fly with Lawerence's battle cry.
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